Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 10. nóv. 2015 - 304 síđur
How new is atheism? Although adherents and opponents alike today present it as an invention of the European Enlightenment, when the forces of science and secularism broadly challenged those of faith, disbelief in the gods, in fact, originated in a far more remote past. In Battling the Gods, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean, a world almost unimaginably different from our own, to recover the stories and voices of those who first refused the divinities.
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... cult in Jerusalem adopted Yahweh as their one god were complex and long-lived and are not fully understood. I am persuaded by those who see monotheism in the biblical form that we know it today as shaped by the returning Israelite ...
... cults within the household, or in rural shrines and caves. There were village rituals within the countryside areas. And ... cult at Olympia, and Apollo Lykeios (ˇthe Wolf-God˘) in one area of Athens xinadvertently lending his name to ...
... cult and become a devotee of Dionysus. A number of Dionysiac texts etched onto gold leaves have survived in burial ... cults, philosophical schools, or other, more personal and inventive forms of communication with the divine. It was not ...
... cult existed to foster local identity within the polis and a looser sense of attachment to Greek culture as a whole. It was an articulation, in the idiom of religion, of that sameness-but-difference that characterized the kaleidoscopic ...
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